The Sacramento County Office of Education (SCOE) hosted a reception on March 28 to honor the County Office teachers who have been nominated as candidates for 2017 SCOE Teacher of the Year, providing them with specific details and encouraging them to move forward in the selection process.
The teachers nominated to compete for this honor represent the diversity of educational services provided by SCOE, ranging from programs for children with severe disabilities to intervention programs for youth. Administrators, colleagues, parents of students, and fellow staff members who made the teacher nominations were invited to attend.
2017 SCOE Teacher of the Year Nominees
- Patricia Buckholz, Language, Speech & Hearing Specialist, Ralph Richardson Infant Center/Infant Development Program
- Carey Dickerson, SH Teacher, Dry Creek West Elementary School
- Karen George, Teacher for the Homeless, Project TEACH
- Kevin Jordan, Teacher, Nursery & Landscaping, Leo A. Palmiter Jr./Sr. High School
- Kate Mahan, Teacher, Ralph Richardson Infant Center/Infant Development Program
- Pedro Marquez, CARE Teacher, Center High School
- Frances Montemurro, SH Teacher, Jessie Baker School
- Maurean Stephenson, Teacher, North Area Infant Center/Infant Development Program
- Carrie Tilley, SH Teacher, James Rutter Middle School
- David Welsh, Teacher, Outdoor Conservation/Environmental Education, Sly Park Environmental Education Center
- Jill Zito, ED Teacher, Leo A. Palmiter Jr./Sr. High School
SCOE will announce its 2017 Teacher of the Year in late April. Information about SCOE's Teacher of the Year Program is available online or by calling (916) 228-2417.
Sacramento County Teachers of the Year Program
All public school districts within Sacramento County, local charter schools, plus SCOE, are invited to participate each year in the countywide Sacramento County Teachers of the Year Program. The program is coordinated by SCOE to recognize the achievements of local educators and to raise awareness of the valuable role that teachers play in the lives of their students and in the community.
At a recognition dinner on September 16, two teachers will be identified as the Sacramento County Teachers of the Year and will be eligible to participate in the California Department of Education's statewide competition.
Business partners supporting the 2017 Sacramento County Teachers of the Year Program include the Sacramento Kings, the Sacramento River Cats, the Sacramento Scottish Rite Bodies of Freemasonry, and Golden 1 Credit Union.